​Credential Students

Earn your credential—and start your school career.

Get everything you need to earn your credential in preliminary education, in multiple-subject education, as an education specialist, or as a school counselor—including the required state tests and work experience. You'll graduate ready to apply for your California teaching or school counseling credential immediately, so you can get right to work making a difference through your new profession.

Meet with our Credential Analyst 

The basic requirements for teaching and school counseling credentials are below. Please contact the Credential Analyst at credential@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-4821 to learn more about the specific credential requirements and to build a personalized plan to make a difference in California schools.

Credential Programs

Credential Requirements

  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Requirements
  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Requirements
  • Preliminary Single Subject Credential Requirements
  • Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Requirements

Basic Skills Requirements

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Submission Form 41-BSR